Monday, 2 June 2014

Attenborough CES Visit 4, Sunday 1 June

What a contrast to last week, the sun was out from the start, not a cloud in the sky all morning. This undoubtedly affected the catch as the nets were lit up but I was still surprised at how few birds we caught. There seemed to be very little movement of birds at the site generally. Still, it was a pleasant morning for Sue, Duncan, Gary, Nick, Alex and I to spend sitting in the sun, or at least it would have been if the mosquitoes had left us alone!

The totals were 16 new and 7 retraps made up as follows: Blackcap 3/1, Great Tit 1/1, Chiffchaff 0/1, Robin 3/0, Dunnock 1/1, Garden Warbler 0/1, Reed Warbler 1/1, Wren 2/0, Blackbird 3/0, Cetti’s Warbler 0/1, Chaffinch 1/0, Reed Bunting 1/0. The oldest retrap was the Garden Warbler from 2010 that we also caught last week. We did catch our first juvenile warbler of the year, a Blackcap.

Kev

 Juvenile Robin (Sue Lakeman)

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